Helenius replaces Whyte, fights Joshua in boxing match.

LONDON (Reuters) –⁤ Finnish heavyweight Robert Helenius to face Anthony⁣ Joshua after Dillian Whyte’s‍ withdrawal

Promoters Matchroom announced on Tuesday that 39-year-old ‘Nordic⁤ Nightmare’, Robert Helenius, will step in to fight⁤ former world champion Anthony Joshua in London on Saturday. This‌ comes after Dillian Whyte was ruled out due‍ to a failed drug test.

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Helenius, who recently ⁤defeated Mika Mielonen in three rounds, faced American former WBC world champion Deontay Wilder‌ in New York⁣ last October and suffered a first-round ⁤knockout loss.

Anthony Joshua expressed his surprise at the‌ change in opponent, stating, ​”This‍ wasn’t in the script.” However, he remains focused on securing a victory and​ sees this fight as a stepping stone towards bigger and better things.

Dillian Whyte ‌was removed from the bout​ after testing​ positive for banned substances as part‌ of a random​ anti-doping protocol.

Eddie Hearn, chairman of Marchroom Sport, praised Helenius as a formidable opponent. He said, “Yes, he lost to Deontay​ Wilder, but that was due to a shot that could have knocked out a ⁣horse. He’s a strong puncher, standing at 6ft 8in, and he​ just⁣ won his last⁢ fight.”

Hearn acknowledged that this fight poses a challenge for Joshua, stating, “Ultimately, there will ‌always be ⁢criticism, but I actually think this is a tricky and dangerous fight.”

(Reporting‌ by Alan Baldwin,⁤ editing by Christian Radnedge)

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